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Dec 28, 2018

Make-A-Wish gives Overland Park boy special gaming studio


OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- While many children might ask Make-A-Wish for a trip to the beach or Walt Disney World, one Overland Park 7-year-old had something else in mind.

Dec 20, 2018

Nelly surprises kids at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital


ST. LOUIS – Rapper and entertainer Nelly paid a surprise visit to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Thursday to spread goodwill and holiday cheer to the young patients.

Nov 21, 2018

Make-A-Wish grants Topeka teen his dream trip


TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Drew Larison started getting sick early last year, at the age of 16. Doctors haven't been able to figure out what he's suffering from. Daily life is not easy for Drew, but recently his doctors contacted the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Missouri-Kansas branch to make his biggest wish come true.

Nov 16, 2018

Five years later, ‘Batkid’ is now cancer-free


As Batkid, Miles had a day of adventures in San Francisco, with thousands of residents coming together to help him live out his dream. Now, Make-A-Wish has published an update on the 10-year-old and says the 5th-grader is enjoying life as “a typical kid” with his two younger brothers.

Nov 07, 2018

Goddard teen's wish granted


GODDARD, Kan. (KAKE) - Eisenhower High School's annual students versus faculty dodgeball game ended victoriously for the students Wednesday. But the day's biggest winner was someone who wasn't even on the court.

Nov 02, 2018

Students transform school into Hogwarts to surprise classmate


EDMOND, Okla. - A group of Oklahoma middle school students transformed their school into Hogwarts Castle to help a classmate fighting a rare illness after doctors said he couldn't travel to Harry Potter World in Orlando for his Make-A-Wish trip.

Oct 23, 2018

5-year-old boy’s wish fulfilled by becoming a Ghostbuster


When the Make-A-Wish Foundation found out about his dream to be a Ghostbuster, they recruited some local experts. With his proton pack strapped on and his ghost meter in hand, London joined the Sacramento Ghostbusters to hunt some spirits in Old Sacramento.

Oct 09, 2018

Kirkwood Farmers Market features Halloween fun


Friday, Oct. 12, the Kirkwood Farmers Market will be featuring live music, food, pumpkin painting and fundraising efforts for Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sep 27, 2018

Wish Kid Sam in the News

Fort Leavenworth Lamp

Youngster giving back to Make-A-Wish - Sam Grover seems like a normal, happy, healthy 8-year-old who loves art, his family and his best friend, Kai, the family labradoodle. However...

Sep 12, 2018

A Wish comes true with a 'Frozen'-themed bedroom

Springfield News Leader

NIXA, Three-year-old Evalee Villarreal looked just like her heroine Anna from the movie “Frozen” when she peeked into the purple and blue room for the first time. But the little “Anna” was too amazed to step into the “Frozen” world that is her new bedroom.

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Director of Marketing & Communications
Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas

Phone: (314) 681-7797

Latest Status Update

  • “After meeting each wish kid, I truly feel humbled and inspired by their strength and their courage.” – Michael Jordan Since 1989, NBA legend and Hall-of-Famer Michael Jordan has been a great supporter of Make-A-Wish – granting hundreds of wishes to kids with critical illnesses. To this day, he remains one of the most popular wish requests, as he inspires wish kids all over the world to reach new heights, showing them the impossible is possible. This year, we celebrate 30 years of partnership with Chief Wish Ambassador Michael Jordan – the wishes he has granted and the countless lives changed through his support. In addition to his time, he has donated and brought in more than $5 million to Make-A-Wish since our partnership began, moving us closer to our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. We’re so proud to have such an amazing supporter, wish granter and friend in MJ! Thank you for your 30 years of support!
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